Article Title

Librarian considering books' fate

Authors

Randi Bjornstad

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

6-20-1992

Location

Springfield, Oregon

Participants

David Fidanque, American Civil Liberties Union; Judy Harold, Springfield Children's Librarian; Scott Seibert, OUTPAC;

Photo Description

Illustration from children's book, "Daddy's Roommate"

Photo Caption

Under a picture in one donated book: "Daddy and his roommate are very happy together."

Abstract

Judy Harold, Children’s Librarian, may test the recent Springfield charter amendment by accepting a donation of two pro-homosexual books. The amendment prohibits city government from promoting homosexuality. “Daddy’s Roommate” and “Heather has two Mommies” are at the center of controversy because some residents argue that they are not appropriate for children. If the books are rejected because they violate the terms of the charter amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a suit to challenge the decision.

Keywords

censorship, challenges, homosexuality

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